We had a great one. RJ was still recovering from surgery and adjusting to her new back brace, which is sort of a drag as she'll have to wear it for the next 3-4 months, hopefully to be liberated right around spring break, when we are known for disappearing to Austin and/or, occasionally, points even farther west.
But the upside of her convalescence is that we were forced to stay close to home, which led to a calm and relaxed pace. A few strategic outings include the Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade and her first visit to Hermann Park, which as the locals among you will be aware was an important milestone. We rode the paddle boats, indulged in sliders @ the new lakeside Little Big's, and did karate kid impersonations in front of the Sam Houston statue.
Plus my sis-in-law & mother-in-law cooked, and they are GOOD COOKS. We brought dessert.